Blogging Liberally: A Series of Unfortunate Coincidences?

1.) Think that global warming, high energy costs, and looming global food shortages are just really unfortunate coincidences? As John Feffer posits on Alternet, think again!

2.) And in case that didn't convince you of the potentially dire effects of our energy dependencies, Chris Hedge's article on how our petroleum-based society could soon grind to a drastic halt just might.

3.) Ron Suskind's new book, The Way of the World (to be published today) reveals that the White House ordered the CIA to forge a letter tying Iraq to al Qaeda. As Alex Koppelman says on Salon.com, are we really surprised?

4.) Bush prepares to visit China for the Olympics, and can't really decide how he feels about the country. He says it's "really hard to tell" whether human rights violations in China have improved, but no matter-- it's still "important to engage" China.

5.) An excuse to finally get Netflix: It's a greener option than Blockbuster.

6.) Media buzz about a potential Obama-Bayh ticket grows.